Our Instant Gratification Generation

One of the root causes of poverty is our education system's inability to accommodate the differing learning styles and needs of our instant gratification generation. Rote teaching methods do not inspire, capture the imagination or hold the attention of students today and high school drop out rates are a concern. To link this to poverty, … Continue reading Our Instant Gratification Generation

Social Entrepreneurs Are Key to Diversifying Alberta’s Economy

What is a Social Entrepreneur? I define a Social Entrepreneur as an entrepreneur that trades off short-term profits in exchange for long-term financial sustainability in order to create jobs for those currently excluded from the mainstream economy. Social Entrepreneurs are often associated with a "triple-bottom line" approach that values a balance of social, economic and … Continue reading Social Entrepreneurs Are Key to Diversifying Alberta’s Economy